Brisbane isn’t short on great bars
. If you’re a wine lover
though, you might be after somewhere with staff that are a little more knowledgeable and a wine list with some stronger contenders – we’ve got the best spots for you.
Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Nestled in Brisbane’s inner northern suburb of Alderley, Ploughman is a gem of a bar. The owners are always friendly and knowledgeable about every drop they serve. It’s the perfect venue to chat over a casual glass of wine, house-made pickles and cheese board.
3/15 Samford Road, Alderley, Brisbane, Australia +61 424 151 124
Bar, Spanish, $$$
A few steps from the reputable Gerard’s Bistro on the beautiful James Street is the equally fabulous Gerard’s Bar. The bar serves Spanish cured meats and share plates, alongside a carefully curated wine and beer list. The staff will happily talk you through everything on their menu.
13a/23 James St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia +61 7 3252 2606
Bar, Australian, $$$
Think vintage decor, comfortable chesterfields and a cosy vibe and you’ve got The Gresham. Set in a heritage-listed building, staff at The Gresham know their wine and will set you up with the perfect glass in the comfort of a gorgeous leather lounge.
308 Queen St, Brisbane City, Australia +61 466 726 593
Bar, Wine, $$$
Maker is a hole-in-the-wall set up, but it packs a punch with its gorgeous design and superb wine list. They are also known for a unique take on their charcuterie, serving delicious goodies like venison, buffalo and wild boar.
9 Fish lane, South Brisbane, Australia
Wine Bar, Wine, $$$
Proud Henry is known for stocking unique international wines that are completely new to Brisbane’s wine scene. Carefully curated, this bar has a wine list with only 12 beauties on it. If you’re a gin lover, this is definitely the place for you too.
153 Wickham St, Brisbane City, Australia +61 7 3102 1237
Bar, American, $$$
Claret House has become something of a well known establishment in Teneriffe. A wine lover is sure to be happy here with an extensive list of old and new wines from across the world to choose from – not to mention some delicious rustic tapas.
Shop 5 London Woolstores, 36 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe, Australia +61 7 3257 0402